The noble French surname Summit is of locative origin, as it is derived from a physical feature near which the original bearer lived or held land. In this instance, the surname Summit is derived from the French word "sommet" which in English is translated as "summit" and which signifies "dweller on the summit." Thus, the original bearer of the surname Summit once lived on the summit of a mountain or hill from which he had a commanding view of all the land surrounding him.
where the family had many lands and estates since the early Middle Ages.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Leonard Sommet who settled in Philadelphia in 1752.